There are moments when Norway-born, Sweden-based singer Ane Brun
seems a bit too in love with the swoops, dips, and warbles she can execute with her lovely voice, but at her best she's got great pop instincts. Her latest album, It All Starts With One
, has been out in Europe since the fall and will finally arrive in the States on May 1. I don't like everything on it, but the first U.S. single, "Do You Remember," has been stuck in my head all week—it's good enough that I'm prepared to forgive the missteps. The percussion-heavy song features typically angelic harmony singing from Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg (aka First Aid Kit
, who will play Lincoln Hall on April 6
), and its retro-pop melody reminds me a whole lot of Lykke Li
, except without the electronics. That's high praise in my book. The song is after the jump.
Ane Brun, "Do You Remember"